LibriVox recording of The Crimson Cryptogram by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins
Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, when their mysterious neighbour, Mrs Moxton, bursts in upon them with startling news - her husband has been murdered! Rushing to the scene, the two men discover Mr Moxton, stabbed in the back. They investigate the body thoroughly, but find no real clues to his assailant except for a mysterious series of markings, scrawled in blood on the dead man's sleeve. - Summary by Don W. Jenkins
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January 22, 2019 Subject:
Typo Correction. Great Reader, great read!
Not 'too many readers' for an excellent solo effort. Don W Jenkins does it again, as a first-rate narrator for this end-of-Victorian-period British mystery. Hume's tale rolls right along briskly, keeping the listener interested.
Cute addendum: Thought I heard a siamsee kitty very faintly meowing from time to time in background: as 'talkers' themselves, such cats like.to interrupt all discussions and assert their presence. Non-distracting addition to the narration, it makes a listener feel they are sitting right in Don's own front room, enjoying his story-telling.